You may have seen Nadia Aboulhosn on Instagram straight flexing her beautiful curves but she is so much more. The Lebanese beauty is known as one of the top curvy cuties in the game and it has allowed her to graze publications like Vogue Italia, Complex Magazine, Refinery29, Seventeen Magazine and Teen Vogue. The fashion blogger, model, and designer has also designed clothing lines for boohoo.com, Addition Elle, and Lord & Taylor due to her impeccable style and down to earth demeanor. We had a chance to chat with the Florida native and we are more in love with her than we were before!
- Height 5’5″
- Bust 42″
- Waist 37″
- Hips 48″
- Shoes 8
- Eyes Brown
- Hair Brown
EGL: When did you know you had a passion for fashion?
Aboulhosn: I’ve always somewhat loved fashion. When I was 13, I use to collect Jordans and Barkleys. When I hit about 19, I had a denim obsession. Then when I was 22-ish I started wearing heels. It’s been a progression. I was more interested in styling but ended up wanting to make my own things and that started when I was about 23.
EGL: Being a well-known plus-size model has to have its pros and cons. Can you share a moment of triumph and a moment of tribulation on your road to success?
Aboulhosn: I had more people tell me No than Yes. There were so many moments that shaped me into who I am today, both good and bad. But at one point, I was on the verge of being evicted from my apartment in Washington Heights because no one wanted to hire me full time because I kept traveling for blog gigs and one company literally said they wanted me to make their company priority and I explained I just couldn’t do that because I needed to take opportunities for my own self when they came so I eventually got fired. I had to Airbnb out my apartment in order to keep it and I acted as my own manager so brands would take me more seriously. Right after I got fired, a few months later I was able to pay my rent with one check for months and blog full time as a career. So that was something negative that turned in to positive.
Aboulhosn: I think I did throughout the years and honestly. I have struggle days just like everyone. I just try not to let it consume me. I’ve always been opposite of what people expected me to be. In high school, people couldn’t understand why I was so confident and I was “bigger” by their standard. I just kept focused on myself and stayed in my own lane and I feel like it’s wired in me. If they say I couldn’t do it, I did it. If they said I wasn’t attractive, there are 2940822034 people out there who think differently. But most importantly, I was good with myself and I offered more than my looks to anyone who stepped in my life so it wasn’t too much of a focus point for me. I was so much more than my weight or whatever negative they thought of me.
EGL: Do you have any encouraging words to share with young girls struggling to accept themselves?
Aboulhosn: It’s a process but if you change your thought process, you can change how you feel about yourself. The more you focus on the positive, the more you’ll notice the good and other people will see that too.
EGL: Your style is so versatile. What are you most comfortable wearing?
Aboulhosn: I’m comfortable wearing everything and nothing, haha but my favorite is jeans, sneakers, and a tee.
EGL: We love how you support fellow bloggers and models. Can you share some of your style crushes?
Aboulhosn: My forever style crush is Rihanna. I also love Yaris Sanchez.
EGL: You’ve done some great collaborations with amazing brands like Boohoo, Lord & Taylor and Addition Elle. What can we expect in the future?
Aboulhosn: I spent all of 2017 working on my line “by Nadia Aboulhosn.” I wanted it to build a character first before I started working with other brands doing capsule collections again. Maybe in time, I’ll pitch to Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom again to carry it in store but right now I like having control of all the creative content and pieces coming out.
Written by: Joce Blake, Senior Fashion Editor | Instagram: @joce_blake